Jenna Gerner is an 8-year-old girl who loves the color pink, tolerates math class and aspires to be an actress. She leads a perfectly ordinary life, with two extraordinary exceptions:
Megan Gillespie, Willow Salon co-owner and stylist, answers this week's questionnaire:
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Veterans Day at its weekly meeting Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center by hosting guest speaker and veteran Keith Stansell.
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church is gearing up for its legendary Bar-B-Q, Bazaar and Silent Auction set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the church, 9050 Ford Ave.
Daniel Gonzales' military career began New Year's Eve 1947. He was returning home after quitting his job at an automobile dealership in Denver, Colo., when a poster in a window caught his eye.
Bill Helms, commander of American Legion Post 27, faces this week's questions:
Nov. 10: Reading to Nero – Join Nero and his fellow canine companions, Mako and Scout from 4-5 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library. The trained and certified therapy dogs help children further their reading skills and build confidence. Call 756-3580 for more details.
Alex Jordan Kohler earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 23.
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Victor D. Young and several crew members aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas recently returned from a narcotics patrol in the western Caribbean.
There's a new organization in Richmond Hill aimed at helping cancer patients and their families who wish to pursue alternative therapies afford treatment.
Marianne Izzo, secretary of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, lined up against this week's list of questions:
Oct. 26: Halloween Story Day – Fort Stewart's George P. Hays Library invites children 12 and under to dress in their costumes for an afternoon of Halloween-themed stories and crafts from 4-5 p.m. There is no charge. For more information, call 767-2828.
One local group had a bright debut at the Richmond Hill Farmers Market last Tuesday.
Patricia Harper Mathews, an art teacher, at Richmond Hill Elementary School, took on this week's list of questions:
Oct. 20: Reading to dogs – Mako, Nero and Scout, certified therapy dogs, will be all ears at the Richmond Hill Public Library from 4-5 p.m. each Thursday. Children can practice their reading and language skills by reading to the dogs, who act as a non-judgmental, comforting audience. Please call 756-3580 for details.
As an 11 year-old, Richmond Hill resident Maggie Batson has already discovered many life experiences – starting a business, acting in a movie and now being featured in a national magazine.
Richmond Hill High School football fans and band members traveled to Camden County on Saturday for a preseason football scrimmage between the Wildcats and Camden County High School. The regular season starts Sept. 5 for RHHS. Bryan Browning brought his camera along to show the spirit of Wildcat fans and spirit teams.
Aug. 20: AWANA Program – New Beginnings Community Church invites children ages 4 years-old up to fifth grade to their AWANA program. The fun, scripturally based program starts at 6:30 p.m., and takes place every Wednesday night. Participants can register at the church or online at www.nbcchurch.com.
The boys of fall are at it again. South Bryan County Recreation Department football got under way recently with tryouts, and hundreds of kids showed up to show coaches what they can do. The season begins soon for various age groups who will compete for local and state glory, the latter through the auspices of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association district and state playoffs.
The trip was canceled, but that didn't stop Logan Pope from getting to Africa.
AUG. 15-16: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
Bryan County offers three opportunities for community members to receive their GED through free classes offered at the Pembroke and Richmond Hill Public Libraries, as well as the Goodwill in Richmond Hill. Instructor Rick Smith said these classes give the community the education and credentials needed to find college or career opportunities.
The community came out to J.F. Gregory Park last Saturday for the National Night Out event sponsored by the City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Police Department. The event included live music, free food and games for children, as well as vendors. Taylor Carpenter attended with her camera to document some of the fun.
Aug. 7: Lunch Bunch Club - The Richmond Hill City Center will kick off its Thursday Lunch Bunch Club from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes a $15 lunch buffet prepared by the center's executive chef. This event is by reservation only. The event will take place every Thursday, and seating is limited. To make a reservation or receive more information, call 445-0043 or visit www.richmondhillcitycenter.com.
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